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The colonial Caribbean in transition : essays on Postemancipation social and cultural history

Author: Bridget Brereton; Kevin A Yelvington
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : Press University of the West Indies ; Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For review see: Aviston Downes, in Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies, vol. 21, no. 3 (December 2000); p. 172-175. - Rosemarijn Hoefte, in The Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR), 82, 1 (February 2002); p. 156-157.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Brereton; Kevin A Yelvington
ISBN: 0813016967 9780813016962 976640030X 9789766400309
OCLC Number: 40417811
Description: xxiii, 319 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The promise of emancipation / Bridget Brereton and Kevin A. Yelvington --
The colonial state, religion, and the control of labour: Jamaica, 1760-1834 / Mary Turner --
Black testators: fragments of the lives of free African and free Creole Blacks in Trinidad, 1813-1877 / Carl Campbell --
The wage problem in Trinidad and Tobago, 1838-1938 / James Millette --
Family strategies, gender, and the shift to wage labour in the British Caribbean / Bridget Brereton --
Leisure and society in postemancipation Guyana / Brian L. Moore --
Colonial images of Blacks and Indians in nineteenth century Guyana / Robert J. Moore --
The Madeiran Portuguese woman in Guyanese society, 1830-1930 / M Noel Menezes --
Rice, culture, and government in Trinidad, 1897-1939 / Glenroy Taitt --
The war in Ethiopia and Trinidad, 1935-1936 / Kevin A. Yelvington --
Non-traditional sources for the study of the Trinidad disturbances of the 1930s / Brinsley Samaroo --
"We were going to found a nation ... ": dramatic representations of Haitian history by three Martinician writers / Bridget Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Bridget Brereton and Kevin A. Yelvington.

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This text is an examination of the social evolution of the colonial Caribbean, from the formal end of slavery to the middle of the 20th century. It focuses on social and ethnic groups, classes,  Read more...

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